Tymurs is not your typical book with a cast of characters and a plot. Yes, it does have a plot - the death of innocent people from taking a simple medication.This is a story about the Tylenol murders back in 1982. The FBI gave this case the code name “Tymurs”.Had it not been that more than one person died from the same location, and the cause found to be the Tylenol capsules, we might never have known to research this farther. Yes, they were all from the greater Chicago area, but it seemed by pure luck the cause of their deaths was found.Yes, there are a cast of characters, including the 7 people who died because of the poisoning on Tylenol capsules. There are people from Johnson & Johnson, the processing facility, the warehouse and shipping facility, the local police and the FBI. Then add in all the media.There are so many people involved it is hard to keep track, but rather easier to read with where they are from, not who they are.I would also suggest reading with two bookmarks, as at the end of each chapter, there are pages of notes with sources and further reference.Definitely a very interesting read and I would recommend it to everyone.
Ethan has dreams that are a bit disturbing. His twin brother, Isaac, has been missing for years and he misses him. His father had left him a strange map with places that do not exist.As a punishment, Ethan is sent to spend time with Wegnel, an alchemist. While at Wegnel’s, Ethan travels to a different world, the world with the names on the map. Searching for his brother seems closer than ever. With the help of his best friend, Auren, and 2 other friends, Ethan and gang travel into the strange new world, where they are not met with welcoming arms. While Ethan and friends are to learn alchemy, the others are learning sword dueling and other similar skills to help them in battle.The “Curse of Silence” is the forbiddance of speaking about the oroborus, but the curse is lifted. In his travels, Ethan learns a little about his brother, but a lot more about the people in this new world, and the battle that threatens them.Lots of characters to keep you interested, and a good story flow. Great young adult read, and fun for adults as well.
In the Kingdom of Berengeny, a long time ago, no one chose their spouses.William Almsley’s parents took him to find his future wife. Unfortunately, it took more than one attempt. On his 7th birthday, the wise woman finally found his mate, her name was Tasmin Bey, and she was not from their area. Those in his area called her a hag, but he was determined to write her early on and introduce himself, hoping to create a bond for their future life together.Tasmin wrote him back, and their correspondence continued over the years. While William was away at sea, not only did he write her, he also sent her gifts that she kept. William did not want to continue his life at sea, he wanted to open a Chocolate Shop, where he would sell an assortment of chocolates. His family was not pleased with his decision.His plans for their future together came to an abrupt halt when he is accused of murder, and not just any murder, murder of the Bishop. Tasmin could not believe he was guilty and journeyed to his hometown to discover what really happened and prove William’s innocence.Their letters to each other are interspersed throughout the story, starting with their very first letters, making the story quite an interesting read. Not only do you need to keep turning pages to the end to find the real killer, you’ll feel for Tasmin being an outsider and having a future family that is not very pleased with her. Quite a mix of characters to add to the plot. Murder, mystery, adventure, romance and chocolate, who could ask for more.
It’s time to travel with our Special Agent in the Canadian Intelligence Service, Justin Hall again. First, we froze with him while he was saving the world in the arctic in “Arctic Wargame”. Now, in a cruel twist of fate, or maybe his boss, Claire Johnson, just has a sad sense of humor, we now travel to the heat of the desert in Tripoli.Justin Hall and his partner Carrie O’Connor have been sent to Tripoli. As in any good spy thriller, you never know who you can trust or what to believe. Ever since 9/11, the world has known suicide bombers and the devastation they cause. What was the mission this time? More land rights, control over oil, assassination of a world leader? Why does Justin always seem to be in the middle of the action, or the cause of it? Justin reminds me of a James Bond character, always trying to do the good thing, but always seems to take the worst in a fight.Every turn Justin and Carrie take is met with difficulties, from every side possible, including their own organization. Who to trust, what to do, in an effort to keep the world leaders safe in their meeting, even if it means disobeying direct orders and taking on the enemy by themselves.Will Justin save the day again? Travel along with Justin and Carrie and you’ll imagine yourself sweating along with them as the author does a great time of the descriptions of the areas they travel. You’ll have to read for yourself and see if Justin survives the heat of the desert, and the heat of the enemy.
A love story for those who love fantasy, adventure and the paranormal.Even if you did not read “When Copper Suns Fall” you can still read this and not be lost, although it will make it easier if you have read the first book.Chela and Faris were separated, but their love for each other would not stop them.In a world where the angel-bloods are hunted for their blood, the war rages on. Faris has been captured and imprisoned by Olivia, the woman he was once to marry to keep the peace between lands. He is tortured daily, but the beast in him will not arise.Chela is determined to find and release her one true love, no matter how difficult the journey, and who decides to join her. Seth has a secret of his own, and has been cursed by a wicked queen.Written through the eyes of both Chela and Faris, travel along with Chela as she keeps her identity a secret while setting out to free Faris and be united with him. You’ll feel the torture that Faris is put through, the love and determination from Chela even when she is confused as to what Seth is planning and try to decide what Seth has set out to do, all the while helping Chela. You won’t want to put the book down until you are finished.
Oliver was one of 4 children born to parents from the Philippines. He was lucky to be born in the United States, or was it more unlucky? He was also a military brat, as his father was proud to be in the US Navy, even if he was only a cook.All Oliver’s life he was never the most popular, in fact, he was usually considered the nerd. But all his life he wanted to be a superhero and help people. Knowing he was not born with any superpowers, he likened himself to Batman, having to work hard to become a superhero.His parents loved him and wanted only the best for him, as well as his sisters. Moving from one base to another, he never really made friends, but the relationships with his sisters was like any sibling relationships, some closer than others, but always together no matter where they traveled.As Oliver grew older, he was determined to work out to build his body strength on his way to becoming a superhero. Unfortunately, he always seemed to make the wrong choices, or choices that would irk his parents, although he did attend college and did get a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. But he never put his business sense to good work. Instead he did not succeed well in his jobs, but found gambling was very profitable, and watching strippers was something he loved to spend his money on.His life continues in the same pattern, gambling and strippers, and bad relationships. Seems like some people never grow up. Sad to think it’s based on a true story.Very nice detail of the family and their relationships, along with nice detail of where they were stationed. Interesting mix of characters along his life, from bullies to strippers to shrinks. The story flows along nicely from his early years on through his life.My one complaint is the conversion from print form to Kindle. It is very annoying to continually have page numbers from the printed version intertwined with the Kindle text.
13 year old Danny is a typical boy of his age. Not the most popular kid in school, but has some good friends. Starting his new school year for the 8th grade, a new girl in school, Sabrina Drake, catches his attention. Danny and his friends like to play a card game called Knights, which had 3 factions, Light (good), Gray (neutral) and Dark (evil).After fighting in school one day, Danny has detention and needs to stay after. Once relieved from detention, he starts to leave school but is sidetracked with an earthquake type shaking and strange noises. He could never have imagined what he saw in the schoolyard - a dragon fighting a shadow. He soon discovers the dragon is the new girl in school and the card game is actually a battle that exists in life. Danny has a special power that allows him to “see the light” and he must choose if he wants to ignore this gift/curse or help defend others. He chooses to help defend others and goes through training to learn how to fight, along with some of his school friends.In the spirit of good vs. evil, the Light vs. the Dark, Danny and his friends learn many things in this faraway land, along with the typical who do who believe and trust and who not to. Danny and his friends learn quite a lot in their first year as squires.Very well written, flows nicely and keeps you turning the pages to see what happens next, with a great mix of characters of all sorts, humans, elves, etc. This is a good read for young adults, as well as adults, the way the Harry Potter series was good for all ages. This is a story that may not have left you with any sort of a cliffhanger, but definitely has the potential for more adventures for Danny and his friends.